Pre Test Quiz 3 Kite Runner Vocab

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  • 1. 

    A very stupid  or mentally defective person

    • A. 

      Creegan

    • B. 

      Cretin

    • C. 

      Creatin

    • D. 

      Creation

    Correct Answer
    B. Cretin
    Explanation
    The word "cretin" refers to a very stupid or mentally defective person. It is a derogatory term used to describe someone who is considered extremely foolish or lacking in intelligence. The other options provided - "creegan," "creatin," and "creation" - do not have the same meaning or connotation as "cretin." Therefore, the correct answer is "cretin."

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  • 2. 

    To pass through and penetrate

    • A. 

      Permissiable

    • B. 

      Persimmon

    • C. 

      Permeate

    • D. 

      Pernicious

    Correct Answer
    C. Permeate
    Explanation
    Permeate means to pass through and penetrate. It implies the ability of a substance or element to spread or diffuse throughout another substance. It suggests a process of gradual and thorough infiltration, where the permeating substance becomes integrated or absorbed into the other substance. In this context, permeate is the most suitable word as it aligns with the given definition and conveys the idea of something spreading or diffusing through another substance.

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  • 3. 

    The seed of an asiatic perrenial used as a spice or medicine

    • A. 

      Carnal

    • B. 

      Carnival

    • C. 

      Carnation

    • D. 

      Cardamom

    Correct Answer
    D. Cardamom
    Explanation
    Cardamom is the correct answer because it is a seed that is used as a spice or medicine. It is an Asian perennial plant that belongs to the ginger family. Cardamom has a strong, aromatic flavor and is commonly used in cooking and baking. It is also known for its medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as digestive issues and respiratory problems.

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  • 4. 

    A large sheet of waterproof plastic or canvas

    • A. 

      Tarpaulin

    • B. 

      Coverlet

    • C. 

      Roofling

    • D. 

      Water sheet

    Correct Answer
    A. Tarpaulin
    Explanation
    Tarpaulin is the correct answer because it refers to a large sheet of waterproof plastic or canvas. It is commonly used as a protective covering for various purposes, such as covering objects or providing temporary shelter from rain or sunlight. The other options, coverlet, roofling, and water sheet, do not accurately describe a tarpaulin.

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  • 5. 

    A man looking to marry or court a woman

    • A. 

      Engager

    • B. 

      Suitkin

    • C. 

      Suitor

    • D. 

      Suitler

    Correct Answer
    C. Suitor
    Explanation
    A suitor refers to a man who is interested in marrying or courting a woman. It is a term used to describe someone who is actively seeking a romantic relationship with a specific person. In this context, the word "suitor" is the most suitable option as it accurately describes the role of a man who is looking to marry or court a woman. The other options, engager, suitkin, and suitler, do not convey the same meaning and are not commonly used terms in this context.

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  • 6. 

    A large malignant tumor

    • A. 

      Cancerton

    • B. 

      Catalyst

    • C. 

      Carcinoma

    • D. 

      Cystic

    Correct Answer
    C. Carcinoma
    Explanation
    The correct answer is carcinoma. Carcinoma refers to a type of cancer that starts in the cells that line the internal organs or the skin. It is a malignant tumor that can spread to other parts of the body if not treated. The other options, such as cancerton, catalyst, and cystic, do not accurately describe a large malignant tumor.

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  • 7. 

    Tending to or acting to relieve

    • A. 

      Pallet

    • B. 

      Pallacious

    • C. 

      Palliative

    • D. 

      Palace

    Correct Answer
    C. Palliative
    Explanation
    The word "palliative" means something that tends to or acts to relieve. In the given options, "palliative" is the only word that fits this definition. "Pallet" refers to a portable platform for storing or moving goods, "pallacious" means false or deceptive, and "palace" refers to a grand residence. Therefore, "palliative" is the correct answer as it aligns with the given definition.

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  • 8. 

    To spread throughout the body;as cells of a malignant cancer tumor

    • A. 

      Metaburn

    • B. 

      Metallics

    • C. 

      Metacognition

    • D. 

      Metastasize

    Correct Answer
    D. Metastasize
    Explanation
    Metastasize refers to the process in which cancer cells spread from the original tumor to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system. This is a characteristic feature of malignant cancers, where the cells have the ability to invade nearby tissues and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic vessels. Once in the circulation, these cells can travel to distant organs and form secondary tumors. This process is crucial for the progression and spread of cancer throughout the body, making metastasize the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    To punish often corporally

    • A. 

      Chastise

    • B. 

      Chaste

    • C. 

      Chased

    • D. 

      Chastity

    Correct Answer
    A. Chastise
    Explanation
    Chastise means to punish someone, often physically or corporally. This word implies a form of discipline or reprimand for wrongdoing or misbehavior. It suggests a strict and severe approach to correcting behavior or enforcing rules. The other options, chaste, chased, and chastity, do not have the same meaning or context as chastise. Chaste refers to someone who abstains from sexual activity, chased means to pursue or run after something, and chastity refers to the state of being morally pure or abstaining from sexual activity.

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  • 10. 

    To occur just after an event

    • A. 

      Pursuing

    • B. 

      Ensuing

    • C. 

      Deducing

    • D. 

      Ensuring

    Correct Answer
    B. Ensuing
    Explanation
    The word "ensuing" means to occur just after an event. It is the most appropriate choice among the given options because "pursuing" means to follow or chase after something, "deducing" means to reach a conclusion based on evidence or reasoning, and "ensuring" means to make certain that something will happen. Therefore, "ensuing" is the correct answer as it best fits the context of occurring after an event.

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  • 11. 

    Never ceasing;continual

    • A. 

      Increasement

    • B. 

      Incessant

    • C. 

      Increment

    • D. 

      Indetriment

    Correct Answer
    B. Incessant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "incessant". This word means never ceasing or continual. It is the best fit in the given list as it accurately describes the concept of something that is constant and uninterrupted. "Increasement" and "increment" refer to an increase in something, while "indetriment" is not a valid word. Therefore, "incessant" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 12. 

    A chugging or puffing sound

    • A. 

      Chuff

    • B. 

      Refluff

    • C. 

      Sluff

    • D. 

      Cruff

    Correct Answer
    A. Chuff
    Explanation
    The word "chuff" is a noun that refers to a chugging or puffing sound. It is not related to the other options provided (refluff, sluff, cruff) and is the only word that accurately describes the given definition.

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  • 13. 

    Excessively bold or forward

    • A. 

      Prefrumptly

    • B. 

      Presumptuous

    • C. 

      Preforward

    • D. 

      Pretelling

    Correct Answer
    B. Presumptuous
    Explanation
    Presumptuous means excessively bold or forward, implying that someone is taking liberties or making assumptions without proper justification. It suggests that the person is overstepping boundaries or acting inappropriately by being too confident or assuming too much. The other options (prefrumptly, preforward, pretelling) do not exist in the English language and do not convey the same meaning as presumptuous.

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